Looking for Gardeners of Ruhleben

A story just published by Gardening For Health says the Royal Horticultural Society are trying to trace relatives of detainees at the WWI Ruhleben Civilian internment camp.

WWI Ruhleben Horticultural Society

WWI Ruhleben Horticultural Society

The RHS have just uncovered this fascinating but forgotten story of how a group of men detained in the German WWI camp at Ruhleben, created their own horticultural society which helped feed the detainees, raise money and even became affiliated to the RHS.

If anybody thinks that one of their relatives was detained at Ruhleben during World War One, they can view images on the RHS website and are encouraged to contact them to tell their story.

Read full article at www.gardeningforhealth.com

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